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  • Going to be business as usual at the Mur.
    Mick Jagger setting things up for Woods.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Quite interesting this.
  • jam1ejam1e Posts: 1,065
    Nice try by Porte - new Ineos one day hope.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,516 Lives Here
    Hirschi over woods ftw
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,639
    Deceng finish that
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,310
    edited September 2020
    Can someone construct a big sign with 1km to go saying "DAN! You're too far back!" Every single year, it's the same
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • Was a great ride by Mauri Vansevenant, in one of his firs races as a pro.

    In the break all day and was only caught at the bottom of the Mur.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,786
    Vansevenant looked to be taking risks and finally overcooked it. Impressive recovery
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,506
    Well always next year Dan
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,662
    edited September 2020
    Hirschi Bar Superstar!

    If this is going to be the spoiler thread, it needs a name change...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 3,195
    Amstel Gold CANCELLED!!

    It's rubbish anyway so no one cares.
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • andypandyp Posts: 9,009
    gsk82 said:

    Amstel Gold CANCELLED!!

    It's rubbish anyway so no one cares.

    Last year's was the dullest race ever.
  • ProssPross Posts: 32,894
    andyp said:

    gsk82 said:

    Amstel Gold CANCELLED!!

    It's rubbish anyway so no one cares.

    Last year's was the dullest race ever.
    Yep how quickly people forget!
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,310
    Pross said:

    andyp said:

    gsk82 said:

    Amstel Gold CANCELLED!!

    It's rubbish anyway so no one cares.

    Last year's was the dullest race ever.
    Yep how quickly people forget!
    It was overrated. Alaphilippe and Fuglsang blew it and everyone said MVDP single-handedly pulled them back because of he was on the front on one of the two short clips of his group that we saw. Admittedly outsprinting Simon Clarke is something that no-one considered possible.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,310
    At the moment I am finding weekends like advent calendar windows. I really have no idea what is on until I click the schedules. LBL this Sunday apparently.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • I will take that as a hint, although the startlist as yet has large gaps in it.
    LBL:

    This year’s route amounts to 257 kilometres. After 27 years in the suburb of Ans, the finish of La Doyenne returned to the centre of Liège in 2019.









    Probable top competitors

    VALVERDE Alejandro
    GILBERT Philippe
    VAN AVERMAET Greg
    MARTIN Dan
    COSTA Rui
    KWIATKOWSKI Michał
    ALAPHILIPPE Julian
    ROGLIČ Primož
    WELLENS Tim
    POGAČAR Tadej
    HIRSCHI Marc
    SCHACHMANN Maximilian
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,516 Lives Here
    I suspect JA's position as favourite depends mostly on the weather...If it's cold and/or wet, won't be for him.
  • Not one for WvA and MvdP

    (I genuinely have zero clue but they are always down as the favourites for everything)
  • Have posted elsewhere:

    Phil Gilbert just pulled out of BinckBank tour and missing the autumn classics?

    Sounds like injured in a crash or something?

  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,723
    I expect his knee hasn't healed enough.
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,871
    Doesn't LBL merit its own spoiler thread?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,516 Lives Here
    Nah
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,506
    Lol
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,506

    Nah

    Birdsong had a good win last year
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,516 Lives Here
    edited October 2020

    Nah

    Birdsong had a good win last year
    and barely 4 pages of posts in the spoiler thread, of which a good third were generated by my moan that not enough GT climbers tackle it.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,871

    Nah

    Birdsong had a good win last year
    and barely 4 pages of posts in the spoiler thread, of which a good third were generated by my moan that not enough GT climbers tackle it.
    Does it have chipper status then?
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,662

    Nah

    Birdsong had a good win last year
    and barely 4 pages of posts in the spoiler thread, of which a good third were generated by my moan that not enough GT climbers tackle it.
    It's not really a climbing race is it? Big mountain days in GTs often get more climbing in in 100km less riding. Even something like the Maratona gets 4,500m climbing in 140km. Big difference between doing big gas for 5-10 minutes and doing so for an hour.

    You have to go back to Hinault to have a regular GT winner also winning Liege, with the only GT winners in those 30 years being one time winners Vino, Berzin, Schleck and Valverde.

    It's much more suited to a Paolo Bettini type rider than a regular GT winner.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,662

    Nah

    Birdsong had a good win last year
    and barely 4 pages of posts in the spoiler thread, of which a good third were generated by my moan that not enough GT climbers tackle it.
    Does it have chipper status then?
    If it wasn't "La Doyenne", it would be, yeah...

    But we must respect Old Ladies
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,516 Lives Here

    Nah

    Birdsong had a good win last year
    and barely 4 pages of posts in the spoiler thread, of which a good third were generated by my moan that not enough GT climbers tackle it.
    Does it have chipper status then?
    Meh, only top top class riders win it.

    Just no-one on the forum gives many sh!ts.
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